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More CWD Discovered in Deer Near Containment Area

Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season. One deer, a 2.5 year old doe, was killed Nov. 30, 2013, in close proximity to the cluster of five CWD-positive deer killed in Virginia since 2009. Additionally,...

Iowa DNR on the Lookout for CWD in Samples

DNR wildlife staff will again be in the field during Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons, collecting samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease in Iowa’s wild deer herd. The effort will concentrate on portions of Northeast Iowa near Wisconsin and Illinois as well as in Wapello, Davis, Pottawattamie and Cerro Gordo counties, following positive tests...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Don’t Bring That Deer Back in This State

Florida hunters planning to hunt deer, moose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. CWD is a contagious, neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild cervids (white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose...

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Can You Bring That Deer Back Home After the Hunt?

Wildlife biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have implemented new rules in an effort to increase Arkansas’s defenses against chronic wasting disease. This disease is more commonly known as CWD. The ailment, which has no known cure, has taken a heavy toll on deer and the tradition of deer hunting in other...

CWD has been detected in 22 states and Canadian provinces, including Pennsylvania, and its neighboring states of New York, West Virginia and Maryland.

Hunters Set To Travel Must Be Aware of CWD, Regulations

The thousands of Pennsylvania hunters who soon will be heading off to hunt big game in other states can do their share to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in the Commonwealth. Those who hunt out-of-state are reminded that Pennsylvania prohibits importing specific carcass parts from members of the deer family — including...

Deer Managers Fighting the Battle Against CWD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public....

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Can CWD In Deer Be Controlled, Or Is It Here To Stay?

Ever since chronic wasting disease was discovered four decades ago, biologists and hunters have wondered if it can be eradicated, controlled or if it’s here to stay with further expansion in the United States. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Here in the Southeast we haven’t had CWD pop up in the white-tailed deer population....

Deer Importation Still Under Review Despite Concerns About Fatal Disease

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission deferred action until September on a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources. At its June 13 meeting in Lakeland, Commissioners said they wanted more time to hear from staff and stakeholders about options designed to reduce the chances of chronic...